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Does anyone like Motorola phones (cause I don't ..)

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Maybe things are different in the US (Ok I know ther are different... :lol: ) but having lived in the UK, NZ and Australia, Motorola phones are not very popular in the rest of the world

 

If I was to guess on the most popular phones, I'd say they are:

1. Nokia

2. Sony Erricson

3. LG/Samsung/NEC (ie: Asian companies)

4. Specialised (ie: o2, treo, Blackberry, etc)

5. Motorola

 

I think that there are good reasons for this - the OS in Motorola phones is not very user friendly.

 

Given the other rumours abotu the iTunes phone, this could well be the biggest flop from apple since the newton.

 

What do you think ?

 

Who would buy one of these ? :?

Not me...

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Sorry but I hate them too, bloody ugly beasts (well the ones I've seen, forgive me if Im wrong!) I'm glad they are doing stuff (supposably) with apple, Motorola orght to take a note out of Apple's design book!

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I live in the UK and i don't like the motorola phone. i used to have a "brick" when they first came out but i carn't really comment on them cos i only had it for a couple of weeks. I seem to keep going back to nokia. i have a MS Smartphone at the moment

 

Anyway i can see your point about the phone not being very user friendly but who is saying that motorola are building that part. I mean this is really Apple's phone and i would hope to think motorola would let them design it the way they want. The last thing apple want is to be known for selling great easyto use hardware and software and have a great design sence and then for them to let motorola get the hands on it and destroy there look. I have a feeling it will be based losely on the iPod interface which apple have a paitent and will proberly use

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ya i think they are pretty ugly. my friend has one and it sucks

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i agree from a tech standpoint that they are not exactly on the cutting edge, but as for signal strength and longevity, i have never had a phone that lasted longer or dropped less calls than my motorola. my LG fell apart in about two months and all of my nokias were totally disposable. i think that this relationship with apple might stir up the pot from a design point of view for motorola.

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idk bout the uk phones but not all motorolas are ugly, like the RAZR, which i think is a beuat of a fone. but on the other hand right now i have a crappy nokia, and the only reason i still have this phone is because the damn thing will not break i throw drop it and nothing so i think he ?| was wrong bout nokias. also i think apple should haved worked with a company like nokia or LG or samsung, and probally would make a much better lookin phone(if the pics iven seen on the intrenet are the real phone.)

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I had the Motorola T720 for 2 BLOODY years from Verizon and I hate it with a passion. I'd swear I'll never ever use Motorola phones again. Then came the Razr last year and I almost have to give in. It sure look sharp and I like the keypad design. But they still haven't improve much on them menu structure. Battery life also very weak and last only a day with BT on.

 

Right now I'm a happy satisfy owner of the Sony Ericsson K700i for almost a year and next month I'm going to see if I can get the K750i or W800 witch does have memory slot to expand it's music library.

 

Nokia phone was good back in the old days but there hasn't been any really good product lately. I head the 6230 is good but I haven't try it. My wife got the older 6200 and it's okay.

 

Samsung? well... I'm having a hard time to keep track their models. They are okay for general use.

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I have the Razr right now. It is a pretty good phone as far as not dropping calls and stuff. However, the volume levels are too low. It is hard to hear the sound through the ear piece speaker even when the volume is all the way up.

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I have 3 problems with the RAZR (I owned one)

 

1. Address book keeps each tel# as a different contact.

2. Only 6mb of storage

3. So thin it fell out of my pocket in a theater and disappeared.

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I have 3 problems with the RAZR (I owned one)

 

 

3. So thin it fell out of my pocket in a theater and disappeared.

 

That really blows!!

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I have 3 problems with the RAZR (I owned one)

 

1. Address book keeps each tel# as a different contact.

 

Now this is true. I forgot about this little annoyance. I originally synced my email addresses to the phone from Address Book, but I do not do that now because of this issue. :)

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Annoyance #4 was Cingular does not offer insurance on the Razr. Si to replace one has to pay full price without 2 year contract.

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I've been a Nokia user ever since, not only because it is the top selling brand in my country but also because of its easy to use interface. I'm just a bit pissed off with them because they keep on releasing models like there is no tomorrow. A good phone is usually outdated in a couple of months.

 

Sony Ericcson on the other hand is the most popular brand in my local Mac users group mainly because its compatibility with the Mac. I actually have my eyes set on the K750i as my next phone.

 

I don't particularly like Motorola as their units are not that pretty (even the Razr didn't appeal to me). I would have wanted Apple to go with Sony Erriccson but don't think trhey could since Sony produces competing products. I don't like this new iTunes compatible phone either, it doesn't have that jaw dropping quality to it, and its features don't justify its price tag.

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I can't say I've loved any phone I've had. I think I'm on my 3rd Motorola and 6th overall. Had a couple Nokias and an Erickson. My i730 is fine and does get ba signal in places my friends' Nokias don't. Plus, I've never had much dropped call problems with it anyway. My Address book works fine in it. There is space for 5 phone numbers, an IP address and an email address for each contact. Works well for what it's designed to do.

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I have a Motorlla v70 and have been basically very happy with for the 2 years I've had it. Before that I had a Motorolla StarTack whiich I loved and now I"m looking at the Razr, but I hear its interface is not that good.

 

I just want a phone that has BlueTooth, fun ringtones and a good sized color screen. I don't need or even want a camera, web browser or MP3 player built into my phone.

 

The new Rokr is clunkly looking and nothing that I would even consider buying. For me, looks come first with phones and many other electronics. If I'm expected to use the thing I had better like looking at it every day.

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I think that for all of the time apple spent on this phone they could have made there own iteration of the razr and added a gig of memory... it would be a little bigger but it would be apple....

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What makes you think Apple spent alot of time on this device? This isn't really an Apple product. It's a Motorola phone which happens to include an iTunes interface. I don't think they want into the phone market yet. They may at some point in the future, but, I think this is just a way to extend the iPod market.

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Yeah I think most or all of Apple's contribution was the software side of things. I mean if they get a commission, however small, to make a stupid little cell phone program, why not?

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and apple didn't give Moto exclusive rights. so there is a great possibility that they will create a different phone with someone else or improve on a different model with Moto. i think Jobs will kind of feel out how the release of this phone goes before we see much more.

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I think they should start with a nano and give it phone fucntionality instead of starting with a phone and giving it ipod functionality. Really I think they shouldn't do either.

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What makes you think Apple spent alot of time on this device?

 

Your right, apple didn't spend alot of time on this device... hardly any at all, what i meant was that we first heard about the itunes phone a very long time ago... It was kind of hyped... I was hoping that they would have spent some time (they certainly had plenty) but this phone shows that engineering time was 0 and playing politics/finding a carrier was the hardest part... I really wish apple hadn't put this phone out... If your going to make something that carrys the apple name you should make it apple quality...

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let us remember that apple did not release this phone. they announced it but did not release it. it is called the itunes phone not the ipod phone. this was purely a software endevor for apple. i think that the only style that was mac inspired was the color white. and moto could have done that on its own to tie it to apple.

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definetly motorola v3 razr

rokr - piece of s***

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this was purely a software endevor for apple.

But i thought apple was a hardware company?

 

I mean seriously what is the point of this from apples perspective?

They're getting a small cut from motorola, maybe selling some more songs on the music store (wich they supposedly don't get that big of a cut from anyway) Maybe this was just to build a relationship with motorola so that they could work together and build a real ipod phone later....

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